I do not get The WB. And I swear to God this isn’t comic geek talking. Last year was Smallville, now there’s Birds of Prey. Supposedly, these are the adventures of the grown-up offspring of Batman and Catwoman (how she has “superpowers'”, I do not know). Also, there is Oracle – the former (now paralyzed) Batgirl and Dinah – a psychic runaway. Shemar Moore is in a supporting role as a Dumbest Cop Ever.
God, the dialogue is bad. I learned a long time ago that comic book writing was best read in your mind, not out loud. The writers haven’t learned that. I swear the writers went to “Snappy Dialogue Camp”, and they should ask for their money back. I guess everyone wants to be the next Buffy (a show I’ve never watched) and figures that there’s a secret mysterious formula to get internet obsessives hooked. God help me if this is it, because we’re in for some bad television.
Unlike my dear departed Dark Angel, this show doesn’t have enough “ass-kickin'” to make you overlook the weak story. As far as comic-to-tv adaptations go, I think the first 2.5 years of Lois and Clark as well as The Flash were heads above this.
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